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You’ll just have to wait to kill us, robots.
The important word there is “may”, since with trade news nowadays, reporters tend to “hear” things, and depending on who told them (a studio source, say, or possibly the actor’s agent, most of the time, ahem), it may be really close to the truth, or way off the mark. But hey, that’s what movie blogs are for, right? To get you plugged into all the news you care about, good or ill. So, the latest casting update on Steven Spierlberg’s “Robopocalypse”… We already know that Chris Hemsworth has been offered the male lead, but no word if he’s said Yes yet. I’m guessing he will. I mean, who turns down the opportunity to star in a movie directed by Spielberg? The answer? No one. Besides Hemsworth, the latest word on “Robopocalpse” has Anne Hathaway being up for the female lead. Coming off her hit role in “The Dark Knight Rises”, I’m guessing this is a dream casting list someone came… Continue Reading »
What happens when we make our robots too smart and they develop self-awareness? Naturally they try to kill us. Anyone who has seen any amount of sci-fi movies knows that. So yeah, Daniel Wilson’s “Robopocalypse” is nothing you haven’t seen or read before. Hell, there’s an entire movie franchise called “Terminator” based entirely around this exact same premise. Nevertheless, “Robopocalypse” is still one hell of a story, and should make a fantastic movie.
“Robopocalypse”, the movie based on the book of the same name by Daniel Wilson, will be directed by Steven Spielberg, and Dreamworks has already scheduled it for a April 25, 2014 release. Now all the studio and director need to do is find a leading man. They may have found him in Chris Hemsworth. After secret meetings with Hemsworth (yes, secret meetings, sheesh), Spielberg apparently came away so impressed with Hemsworth that an offer has since gone out to Hemsworth for the male lead in “Robopocalypse”. (And of course, I’m sure Hemsworth’s string of box office hits had nothing to do with it whatsoever. Ahem.) “Robopocalypse” is set in the near-future, and chronicles the rise of the machines. Mankind, of course, has to fight back. Again. When will we learn our lesson?
When Steven Spielberg goes sci-fi, I’m always interested. Unless it’s sci-fi where sci-fi shouldn’t be, like that last “Indiana Jones” movie, but let’s not talk about that. Anyways, it’s officially official: Spielberg will direct “Robopocalypse” as his next movie, with the film scheduled for July 3, 2013 — just in time to cash in on the July 4th weekend. DreamWorks and Fox are teaming up on the budget side, with Spielberg directing the movie from a script by Drew Goddard, and based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Wilson. The film takes place in the not-too-distant future, and features a robot uprising. It’s up to a band of humans to fight back or be wiped off the planet by our former metallic servants. I’ve tried reading “Robopocalypse”, but I just couldn’t really commit to the constant switching of POV. I guess I like my novels to be more linear and less erratic in terms of who is… Continue Reading »
It’s official, Steven Spielberg will return to his sci-fi roots by directing “Robopocalypse”. The movie will be based on the still-unpublished novel (it’s scheduled for June of next year) by Daniel H. Wilson. Deadline has the news: Deadline broke the story that Spielberg was eyeing the novel as a directing vehicle last March, before he instead chose War Horse as the first film he directed for DreamWorks since Spielberg and Stacey Snider left Paramount and made a deal with Reliance and a distribution deal at Disney. At that time, the novel wasn’t finished, but Spielberg was so excited about it that it was already being storyboarded and designed as Wilson was turning in pages of the book and Goddard was translating them into the screenplay. Spielberg will start shooting in January, 2012 and Disney’s Touchstone will distribute in 2013. Bring it, robots!
Daniel H Wilson, author of such lifesaving works as “How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion”, “Where’s My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived”, “How To Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Aliens, Ninjas, and Zombies” and “The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame: Muwahahaha!” is ratcheting away on his latest opus “Robopocalypse” (due next year), an effort to realistically depict the day when your Roomba starts sucking on more than your dust bunnies. Drew Goddard, screenwriter of the most excellent “Cloverfield”, has already been hired to write the script for Dreamworks. Will Steven take it on? We’ll see shortly. A screenplay begun before the book is even finished means a movie launch can’t be far behind. Thanks Deadline for your usual intrepid reporting.
Dreamworks and Doubleday have acquired the film rights to Daniel H. Wilson’s as yet unpublished book “Robopocalypse”, about how humans deal after the robots take over. Daniel H. Wilson is a robotics engineer so he knows a thing or two about how screwed we will end up being. I’m curious to see how he manages to differentiate his work from the obvious Terminator stuff. There’s room in the genre for a more subtle approach. Daniel has written about our future robotic enslavement before as I need not remind you. He schooled us all in such notable works as the Nobel price winning “How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion,” and of course his Pulitzer winner “How To Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Aliens, Ninjas, and Zombies,”. Both are required reading in your finer British Ivy plastered institutions of higher learning worldwide. Here’s Wilson’s school record according to his… Continue Reading »